Afro History Today in Afro History! Shirley Chisholm becomes the first Afro American woman elected to U.S. Congress in 1968 ! written by Marc Alexander November 5, 2019 Shirley Chisholm, future member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-NY), announcing her candidacy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Carol Mosley Braun becomes the first Afro American woman elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992 !Today in Afro History ! Dr. Mae Carol Jemison becomes the first Afro American woman in space in 1992 ! Anti-Aparthied activist Steve Biko dies while in police custody in 1977.Today in Afro History ! Whites attack Afro American residents in Rosewood Florida, killing eight people in 1923.Today in Afro History ! Booker T. Washington inducted into The Hall of Fame For Great Americans in 1945 !Today in Afro History ! South African President, F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban against anti-apartheid groups such as the African National Congress and committed to releasing Nelson Mandela in 1990 !Today in Afro History ! Kofi Annan is elected as the Secretary General of the United Nations in 1996 ! Today in Afro History! Shirley Chisholm becomes the first Afro American woman elected to U.S. Congress in 1968 ! was last modified: November 1st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NFL player, Odell Beckham Jr. ! Singer, Ike Turner ! NBA player, O. J. Mayo ! Actor, Seth Gilliam ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! NBA player, Lamar Odom ! Actress, Thandie Newton ! 1904 Olympic medalist, George Poage ! Soccer Player, Jozy Altidore ! You may also like Questionable Water collection putting customers at risk September 6, 2015 Keyshia Cole headlining R&B Divas event at... April 5, 2018 7/25/18: Red and Blue July 26, 2018 Can Rashaad Penny end post-Marshawn Lynch instability? May 8, 2018 ‘Game Of Thrones’ Leads With 22 Emmy... July 12, 2018 Vacationer's Kenny Vasoli on the joys of... July 16, 2018 Today in Afro History ! The Supremes... October 22, 2019 Doc using Spurs’ template for success in... April 22, 2015 Jimmy Jam's Episodes of Questlove Supreme Might... May 15, 2018 New York City school uses its pool... July 28, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.